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Nick Saban gives updates on Jonah Williams and Anfernee Jennings, both hurt in CFP

Jonah Williams in stance
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He did not want to discuss the moving components on his staff, but University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban did update the media on two injuries suffered in the College Football Playoff while he is at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile (Ala.) for this year’s Senior Bowl.  

Offensive lineman Jonah Williams and linebacker Anfernee Jennings both went down with injuries in matchups versus Clemson and Georgia. Jennings sustained a knee issue during the second half of his monster performance in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Williams, on the other hand, appeared to have suffered a leg injury in the second half of the CFP National Championship. 

Although Saban is watching Da’Shawn Hand, Levi Wallace, JK Scott and Bradley Bozeman perform at Senior Bowl practice, he said both Williams and Jennings are ‘doing good.’ 

“They are not doing anything right now, but I think both guys are doing well,” Saban said. 

Jennings, a redshirt sophomore, finished last season with 41 total tackles – including six tackles for loss, one sack, four quarterback hurries, two pass breakups and two forced fumbles.  

Williams, a sophomore, cleared the way for 37.1 points, 444.1 total yards and 251 rushing yards per contest in his first year at left tackle. He assisted junior running back Damien Harris to his second consecutive 1,000-yard season (1,000) as he collected 11 touchdowns on 135 carries. 

Both guys return to a talented roster in the spring.  

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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